WHY STOP NOW
Saturday July 14 @ 1:30pm
Upstate Films, Woodstock

Featuring Q&A with Writer/Director Phil Dorling and select cast & crew

Produced by Hudson Valley production company BCDF, the fim stars local resident and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as well as Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Tracy Morgan. The comedy follows the exploits of piano prodigy Eli Smith (Eisenberg) whose tremendous talents are constantly hindered by his mother’s (Leo) self-implosions. Now on the verge of entering a prestigious music program, Eli must get his mother into rehab and prepare for his big audition. Things however don’t go as planned as he must enlist his mother’s drug dealer (Morgan) to help him carry out his plans. Events begin to spin out of control as this mismatched crew must navigate one twist and turn after another to hilarious effect.

 
Cast
Melissa Leo
Jesse Eisenberg
Tracy Morgan
Directors
Phil Dorling
Ron Nyswaner
Writers
Phil Dorling
Ron Nyswaner
Producers
Neda Armian
Brice Dal Farra
Claude Dal Farra
Lauren Munsch
Paul Prokop
Cinematography
Ben Kutchins
Editing
Suzy Elmiger
Colleen Sharp
 
 

Why Stop Now was written and directed by Woodstock native Phil Dorling and Hudson Valley Academy Award nominee Ron Nyswaner. The film and is loosely based on their short film Predisposed, which screened at the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival. A Q&A will follow the screening with select members of the cast and crew.
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